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    Why would a VIA motherboard...

    .....recognise two LG CD roms in Windows AND in the BIOS set up screen, but NOT show then in the POST screen?

    I am bemused. Am trying to install XP onto an older PC (VIA motherboard, about 3 years old) and the 2 drives are a 52x CD and a 32x4x16. Have made sure the Master drive is on the end of the cable (as per label on cable) and the jumper is set to Master, then booted, hit DEL, made sure it shows in the first screen, and it DOES. Ditto the other drive, and have tried reversing them.

    But when I re boot and hit Pause to see what the POST screen says, it only shows the HDD. Neither of them show on POST.

    Which MEANS I cant get XP to install off the CD

    any ideas? and thanks for reading

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    just tried a different brand of CD rom...still no good

    confused.

    BIOS is all set to AUTO on the PIO and UDMA modes, and obviously both IDE channels are ENABLED.

    not seen this one before. Any body else ?

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    /fool mode OFF

    someone (swear it wasn't me, never seen this PC in my life before) has turned OFF IDE secondary master mode.

    /get's tool kit and leaves....while blushing furiously

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    ROFLMFAO

    I did something similar once - the SATA cable had popped off the drive when moving the case from the prone position to upright. Damn sata - needs grips if you ask me

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildmonkeyUK
    I did something similar once - the SATA cable had popped off the drive when moving the case from the prone position to upright. Damn sata - needs grips if you ask me
    I think the new NF4 board tend to have SATA connectors which have a surround on them... not just the bit in the middle. That should help.
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